China increases fiscal spending on medical services

Source: Xinhua| 2018-12-25 16:27:52|Editor: zh
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Nurse Wu Mingzhen checks the condition of a patient at Nanning No. 4 People's Hospital in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Nov. 16, 2017. The Chinese government spent 5.95 trillion yuan (about 862 billion U.S. dollars) on medical services from 2013 to 2017, with an average annual increase of 11.7 percent, according to a report submitted to National People's Congress, China's top legislature. China's fiscal spending on medical services in 2017 was 1.4 trillion yuan, a 55.5-percent increase from 2013, accounting for 7.1 percent of national fiscal spending. The average life expectancy of Chinese people increased to 76.7 years in 2017 from 74.8 years in 2010, said the report. (Xinhua/Lu Boan)

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